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Moodswings

Moodswings is a Queens Award winning, charity set up in 1999 to support people with mental health problems and their friends and families. All services are provided free of charge and much of the work is done by volunteers. Each year Moodswings works with around 1500 people, of whom approximately a third are friends and family. Services include a helpline, one to one support, recovery courses, groups and activities. We are opening a Community Cafe to reduce social isolation, and for people to develop skills in hospitality and catering.

Although specialising in working with people with mood disorders, the charity supports people with other forms of emotional distress. All their work centres around recovery, which means ‘living the best life you can with, or without, the symptoms of emotional distress’. Their aim is to help people develop a better understanding of their symptoms, to manage them and strive to achieve the things they want in life regardless of their difficulties.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton People experiencing mental health issues, Carers Emotional Wellbeing, Mental Wellbeing
Motor Neurone Disease Association Manchester and District Branch

The MND Association focuses on improving access to care, research and campaigning for those people living with or affected by MND in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

In Bolton we provide financial support grants, support meetings and volunteers who can provide one to one practical and emotional support.

Greater Manchester, Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton People with physical disabilities, Carers Health, Mental Wellbeing, Support for People with Physical Disabilities
MS Society (MSS) - Multiple Sclerosis Society

The Improving Quality of Life Project aims to support people with MS in Greater Manchester to improve emotional wellbeing and financial security. It’s funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and is delivered in partnership with Citizens Advice Manchester.
What can we help with?
• Finance - financial advice, debt and benefits advice or support with your housing queries
• Employment - supporting you to stay in/return to work or help with an employer who doesn’t understand MS
• Independence - enabling you to be as independent and mobile as possible, including applying for an MS Society grant for equipment
• Wellbeing - linking you with other people with MS via our online chats or local groups who can provide information on services and opportunities in your area
• Counselling - helping you access and covering the costs of up to 6 counselling sessions

Greater Manchester, Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton People with physical disabilities, Carers, People experiencing Unemployment Being Included/Social Inclusion, Emotional Wellbeing, Equality and Diversity, Financial Wellbeing/Debt, Health, Keeping Active and Involved, Mental Wellbeing, Support for People with Physical Disabilities, Unemployment/Employment
Neighbourhood investment in community enterprise

Charity working in Bolton. Providing food clothes and furniture to families and individuals struggling to survive in our Town 365 days a year.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton Carers, Young Children (aged 0 -12), , People identifying as LGBTQ+, People from minority ethnic communities, People experiencing Homelessness, , Refugees and asylum seekers, People experiencing mental health issues, Only Women, Only Men, Young people (aged 13-25)
Nuffield Bowling Club

We play outdoor crown green bowls socially and we are affiliated to three leagues, which, at the moment, are not playing due to Coronavirus. Playing in these leagues only takes up three evenings a week.
Our season runs from March to the end of September depending on the weather. We are open 7 days a week.
We offer membership to everyone, but this will be cancelled if people abuse the club rules.
Some of our members help out with any jobs that need to be done on the green and around the green as we have plenty of flower beds that need attention. Often this provides a change of scene for some people and a chance to get outside and meet people.
If people come to us who can't play, our members will show them how to play and encourage them.
We also have a social side: every 3-4 weeks we hold in-house competitions for which we have trophies which members can keep until the following season. We provide a buffet-type tea which is usually enjoyed by everyone; there is a small charge for this. Also a raffle. This helps boost the club funds. There is also an Annual General Meeting, under normal circumstances. Everyone is welcome.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton All Being Included/Social Inclusion, Citizenship/Community Development, Emotional Wellbeing, Environmental Protection or Improvement, Equality and Diversity, Health, Keeping Active and Involved, Leisure and Hobbies, Mental Wellbeing, Physical Activity, Sport, Unemployment/Employment
Odyssey9 Academy CIC (O9AcademyCIC)

Offering those in the local community an opportunity to learn a new skill in a friendly and productive environment that could lead to benefits to health and wellbeing as well as meeting new friends and building confidence. Providing workshops and allowing individuals to express their creativity through arts, fashion, mixed media, music and performing art with the aim of equipping those taking part with skills that they can transfer into their everyday life and enhance their employment opportunities.
The workshops are free, and each session will be stand-alone meaning if one session is missed you can still attend the others. Each of the workshops listed below will take place over a 16-week period and be made up of 3 x 2-hour sessions a week.
Music production
Videography and photography
Performing arts
Art (digital)
Life skills

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton Young Children (aged 0 -12), Young people (aged 13-25), Looked-After Children and Young People, Children with Additional Needs, Parents/Single Parents, Men and Women, People with learning disabilities, People with physical disabilities, People experiencing mental health issues, Carers, People identifying as LGBTQ+, People from minority ethnic communities, Refugees and asylum seekers, Service and ex-service people, People experiencing Unemployment, People experiencing Homelessness, People experiencing housing issues, Victims / survivors of crime, People affected by Domestic Abuse and Violence, Offenders / Ex-offenders, Tenants and residents Being Included/Social Inclusion, Citizenship/Community Development, Education and Personal Development, Emotional Wellbeing, Equality and Diversity, Financial Wellbeing/Debt, Health, Keeping Active and Involved, Leisure and Hobbies, Mental Wellbeing, Music, Science and Technology, Support for People with Learning Disabilities, Support for People with Physical Disabilities, The Arts/Arts and Crafts, Unemployment/Employment
Passion for Bolton 2030 (Bolton's town-wide church unity group)

Passion for Bolton 2030 is Bolton’s town-wide church unity group consisting of a team of church leaders and leaders of Christian organisations who aim to share the love of God across Bolton with the vision of seeing a thriving, prosperous Bolton with a united church playing its part. We support churches and Christian organisations and encourage them to maximise their engagement with the Bolton Vision Partnership’s ‘Bolton 2030 Vision’ and develop their support of the Bolton community. Our focus themes include starting well, living well, ageing well, prayer, tackling social isolation and poverty, supporting asylum seekers and refugees, caring for the environment, developing leaders, getting people active and supporting children and young people. See PASSION_BOLTON on Twitter and Facebook for further information.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton All Ageing Well, Alcohol and Substance Misuse, Asylum Support, Being Included/Social Inclusion, Citizenship/Community Development, Emotional Wellbeing, Environmental Protection or Improvement, Faith and Faith Communities, Financial Wellbeing/Debt, Food and Essential Items, Health, Keeping Active and Involved, Mental Wellbeing, Relieving Poverty, Unemployment/Employment
Power2

Our programmes support the development of crucial life skills, improve confidence and boost self-esteem.
We target children and young people at key transition points so they can maximise their learning experiences.
We look beyond the problems young people face, and towards their potential. We nurture the assets, talents, resources and abilities all children possess.

Power2 run a range of programmes including;
Teens and Toddlers - The Teens and Toddlers educational programme is delivered over one morning or afternoon each week over 16 weeks and encourages young people to:
• Become a mentor and role model to a child in a nursery, supporting their learning and development.
• Take part in reflective group learning sessions which include specialised coaching to boost their self-confidence and raise aspirations.
• Achieve a national qualification in Interpersonal Skills (NCFE Level 1).
Power2 Rediscover - The Power2 Rediscover programme was developed as a direct response to the Covid-19 crisis and conversations we've had with young people, teachers, youth workers and carers about the impact the crisis has already had and will have in the future. Sessions include conversations and practical tools to help young people with:
• COVID-19 and understanding the new “normal” including the importance of social distancing.
• Mental health and wellbeing including helping participants develop positive routines, healthy habits and sleeping patterns.
• Tackling feelings of loneliness and isolation by making sure young people know there is someone out there for them during lockdown and beyond.
• Practical and emotional support for coping with learning in lockdown.
• Planning for the future by setting goals and aspirations for both the long and short term and, crucially, providing young people with the tools they need to actively work towards them
• Earning a certificate of achievement on completion of the programme.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton Young Children (aged 0 -12), Young people (aged 13-25), Looked-After Children and Young People, Children with Additional Needs Being Included/Social Inclusion, Education and Personal Development, Emotional Wellbeing, Mental Wellbeing
R Place TOTS Group Preschool Parent/Toddler group

We are a Parent and Child Toddler Group.
Our main aim is to support the homes of Johnson Fold who have preschool dependants. We achieve this through a friendly, fun environment where all are welcome, building confidence and self-esteem in parents and children. We are a smaller group who give a very big welcome

Chorley Roads, Halliwell & Crompton Young Children (aged 0 -12), Looked-After Children and Young People, Children with Additional Needs, Parents/Single Parents, Families (Parents and Children Together) Ageing Well, Being Included/Social Inclusion, Education and Personal Development, Health, Mental Wellbeing, Play and Children's Activities
RECLAIM

The aim of our programme is to help break down social barriers that young children face coming from working class backgrounds.

Our leadership programme involves pairing 30 children from Bolton St Catherine's Academy in Years 8 & 9, each with a mentor for guidance and support.

Hence, we are looking for 30 mentors from any discipline to mentor these students.

Any adult is eligible to mentor one of the Bolton St Catherine students as we provide 3 training sessions and DBS checks free of charge.

With the way things are currently, we are currently aiming for 18 hours of mentoring.

At a rate of 1 hour of mentoring per week, this brings us to a total of 18 weeks; hence 18 hours of mentoring in just over 4 months.

The three training sessions are scheduled to last 1.5 hours each and we also aim to carry out 1 session per week, so this should amount to three weeks in total for training in the following modules:

1) Barriers for working-class young people
2) Mentoring training
3) How to be more class-inclusive in the workplace.

Training is likely to be done online, in the evening (to avoid clashing with schedules) but we will be sending out a consensus to learn the best times for everyone.

The exact dates for training will be confirmed once we confirm when we can begin the mentorship programme.

There is a possibility that the programme may be run online depending on what kind of restrictions will be in place as we move through the year.

Our preference is that sessions take place face-to-face as some children may not be fully equipped to fully enjoy the online experience, however, if restrictions are still in place, we will run the program online.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton All, Young people (aged 13-25) Citizenship/Community Development, Education and Personal Development, Equality and Diversity
Reflections Counselling Service

Reflections is a free counselling service for Bolton Residents offering free face to face, telephone, Zoom, WhatsApp and 'walk and talk' counselling sessions to adults in Bolton.

If you would like counselling to help you with the issues you are facing please contact us. Tel: 07539 974 949

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton Parents/Single Parents, Men and Women, Older people, People with physical disabilities, People experiencing mental health issues, Carers, People identifying as LGBTQ+, People from minority ethnic communities, Refugees and asylum seekers, Service and ex-service people, People experiencing Unemployment, People experiencing Homelessness, People experiencing housing issues, Victims / survivors of crime, People affected by Domestic Abuse and Violence, Offenders / Ex-offenders, Tenants and residents Ageing Well, Alcohol and Substance Misuse, Being Included/Social Inclusion, Education and Personal Development, Emotional Wellbeing, Health, Housing and Homelessness, Keeping Active and Involved, Mental Wellbeing
RSPCA (Bolton Branch)

The RSPCA is an animal welfare advice centre run by a committee of volunteers (trustees).

, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads All Animal Welfare
S. S. Simon & Jude’s Amateur Dramatic Society

This is a social, cultural group that provides theatrical entertainment, including an annual pantomime and show. Membership is open to all ages. Training is provided in all aspects of theatre-craft. Meeting times vary according to production.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton Young Children (aged 0 -12), Young people (aged 13-25), Parents/Single Parents, Families (Parents and Children Together), Men and Women, Older people, People identifying as LGBTQ+, People from minority ethnic communities, Service and ex-service people, People experiencing Unemployment, People affected by Domestic Abuse and Violence, Tenants and residents The Arts/Arts and Crafts
SAVI (Social Activities for the Visually Impaired) Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton People with physical disabilities, Carers Ageing Well, Being Included/Social Inclusion, Education and Personal Development, Emotional Wellbeing, Equality and Diversity, Health, Human Rights, Keeping Active and Involved, Leisure and Hobbies, Mental Wellbeing, Support for People with Learning Disabilities, Support for People with Physical Disabilities
SCP Karate / Kickboxing

Martial arts and physical education training for all improving mental wellbeing and social inclusion for all that participate.

Chorley Roads, Halliwell & Crompton, Rumworth All Being Included/Social Inclusion, Citizenship/Community Development, Domestic Abuse and Violence, Education and Personal Development, Emotional Wellbeing, Equality and Diversity, Faith and Faith Communities, Health, Keeping Active and Involved, Leisure and Hobbies, Mental Wellbeing, Physical Activity, Play and Children's Activities, Sport, Support for People with Learning Disabilities, Support for People with Physical Disabilities, Supporting Victims of Crime, Unemployment/Employment
SLICAM Sri Lankan Integrated Cultural Association Gtr. Manchester

We are from Sri Lankan Group living in Greater Manchester.

Chorley Roads, Rumworth Parents/Single Parents, Young Children (aged 0 -12), , Refugees and asylum seekers, Only Women, Only Men, Young people (aged 13-25)
South Lancashire Bat Group

Rescue injured and grounded bats.
Undertake bat surveys.
Provide and give talks.
Arrange and deliver Bat walks.
Undertake visits to peoples houses who have bats and questions, this is via Natural England.
Undertake research on bats.
Collect records of bat sightings.
Give advice around developments which could affect bats.

Greater Manchester, Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton All Animal Welfare, Environmental Protection or Improvement
Speakeasy

Speakeasy makes a positive difference to the lives of people who have aphasia and their carers. Based in Bury, but covering the North West, we provide support, advice and information, therapy activity and opportunity to improve communication, develop confidence, and reconnect with our communities. Our services are created by and for people with aphasia and specialist speech and language therapists.

Greater Manchester, Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton People with physical disabilities, Carers Being Included/Social Inclusion, Health, Support for People with Physical Disabilities
St Georges Day Centre (Bolton) Ltd

St George’s provides a safe and friendly environment that is designed to provide structure to the lives of adults who have experienced mental health problems and promote recovery through a range of structured social and therapeutic activities.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton Men and Women, People experiencing mental health issues Being Included/Social Inclusion, Emotional Wellbeing, Equality and Diversity, Health, Keeping Active and Involved, Mental Wellbeing
Step Together Ex Offender Project

Step Together Volunteering supports people with complex needs across the UK who face significant risk of social exclusion. We combine intensive asset-based mentoring with bespoke volunteering placements, helping people with complex needs to recognise and develop the skills, self-esteem, confidence, aspirations and social capital they need to move forward and live life to their full potential.
We have two programmes operating across Greater Manchester (including Bolton), one supporting young people with complex needs, and the other supporting people facing significant barriers due to involvement with the criminal justice system.
We also offer a six-week course called For MY Future which looks at self-confidence, self-esteem, Decision Making/ Motivation & Self Belief, Disclosure Information and Advice, Advice around CV, Interview Techniques, and access to wider opportunities with our partner agencies once the course is completed.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton Parents/Single Parents, Men and Women, Carers, People identifying as LGBTQ+, People experiencing Homelessness, People affected by Domestic Abuse and Violence, Offenders / Ex-offenders, Tenants and residents Being Included/Social Inclusion, Domestic Abuse and Violence, Education and Personal Development, Reconciliation, Supporting Public Services, Unemployment/Employment
Sudanese Community in Bolton

The relief of refugees and those seeking asylum and their dependants in need thereof, to advance them in life and assist them to adapt within a new community by the provision of

(a) information, advice, signposting, and guidance.

(b) educational and recreational programmes.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton People from minority ethnic communities, Refugees and asylum seekers Asylum Support, Being Included/Social Inclusion, Citizenship/Community Development, Education and Personal Development, Emotional Wellbeing, Equality and Diversity, Faith and Faith Communities, Health, Housing and Homelessness, Human Rights, Keeping Active and Involved, Leisure and Hobbies, Mental Wellbeing, Music, Physical Activity, Play and Children's Activities, Unemployment/Employment
Supported Living Services (NW) Ltd

What We Do
SLS are a specialist care provider that supports individuals with learning disabilities, Autistic Spectrum Conditions, sensory processing difficulties, learning difficulties or complex health needs to live in their own home and access the community, while being supported by a team of well trained and committed staff. SLS follows the principles of Positive Behaviour Support and Active Support, this means we never make the assumption that someone can't do something, we support people to be independent and do as much as they can for themselves.

SLS will support and advise individuals and their families through the transition process of moving into their own home for the first time, alternatively SLS will work in partnership to create a flexible support package for people requiring support in their current home, or if you are looking to change your current support provider. This may mean supporting someone 24 hours a day 7 days a week or providing support for a number of agreed hours each day, increasing to full time support, we understand the importance of getting it right from the start.

SLS encourages individuals and their families to be part of the recruitment process and sit in on any formal interviews that are carried out while recruiting staff to support you or your family member. SLS recognises that a key element to successful long term support is building positive and trusting relationships between the person receiving the support, their family members and the support provider, it is crucial to us that we know you are happy with the service you are receiving, and you feel confident and comfortable to discuss or challenge anything you wish.

We can offer help with:
• How to access support if you currently don’t receive any.
• Deciding the best way to use your money, whether this is through a direct payment or individual service fund (ISF).
• Transition planning if you are moving into your own home for the first time or from another property, this may need to start with a few hours a week building to up to full time support if that’s what is needed for the individual being supported.
• Provide guidance on how to access benefits including Personal Independence Payment (PIP), Employment Support Allowance (ESA), housing benefit, Universal Credit etc.
• Support you with finding the correct property to meet your needs and understanding what adaptations may be required to make a property suitable.
• Support planning while working in partnership with individuals, their families, local authority and health professionals, to ensure there is a clear person centre support plan in place that has clear short and long term goals agreed.
• Networking with other individuals and families receiving or looking for support in their own home.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton Young people (aged 13-25), Men and Women, People with learning disabilities, People with physical disabilities, Carers, Tenants and residents Ageing Well, Being Included/Social Inclusion, Citizenship/Community Development, Education and Personal Development, Emotional Wellbeing, Equality and Diversity, Health, Human Rights, Keeping Active and Involved, Leisure and Hobbies, Mental Wellbeing, Support for People with Learning Disabilities, Support for People with Physical Disabilities
Supporting Factors CIC

Community interest company that supports both men and women with their social and emotional wellbeing. We run groups that enable peers to share and support each other in their anxieties while our professionals support the group to navigate a strategy and solutions for positive outcomes. we are based in Bolton

Chorley Roads People experiencing mental health issues, Only Women, Only Men
Survivors Manchester

Survivors Manchester is a survivor-led/survivor-run voluntary organisation that aims to create and facilitate a safe space for male survivors of rape, sexual exploitation, and sexual abuse to work through personal and sometimes painful issues.

Our work is concentrated on empowering men to make their own positive life choices and begin their own unique journey of healing. Being in contact with other survivors allows one to feel less isolated; feel connected and break the silence and legacy of abuse.

We work with guys however they want us to, the important thing is that they are in control of their journey; with support they can work out what it is they need; and they can help themselves to become the person they really want to be and not what they think others want them to be and so begin a journey of supported discovery and self-healing.

Greater Manchester, Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton Only Men, People experiencing mental health issues, Carers, People identifying as LGBTQ+, People from minority ethnic communities, Refugees and asylum seekers, Service and ex-service people, People experiencing Homelessness, Victims / survivors of crime Emotional Wellbeing, Equality and Diversity, Mental Wellbeing, Supporting Victims of Crime
Talk Listen Change (TLC)

We are TLC: Talk, Listen, Change and our mission is simple; to support safe, healthy & happy relationships.
We not only offer a range of services and projects across Greater Manchester and the wider North West area, but we increasingly work in collaboration with other organisations to pilot innovative ways of supporting individuals, couples, families and communities.

Breightmet & Little Lever, Central and Great Lever, Chorley Roads, Farnworth & Kearsley, Halliwell & Crompton, Horwich & Blackrod, Rumworth, Turton, Westhoughton All Domestic Abuse and Violence